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Rachel Kushner is the author of two novels, The Flamethrowers, which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, the Folio Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and a New York Times Top Five Novel of 2013, and Telex from Cuba, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. New Directions recently published a collection of Kushner's early work, titled The Strange Case of Rachel K. Kushner’s fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Paris Review. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Howard D. Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters recognizing the quality of her prose style.